I wanted a good quality kettle that won't have any problems with rust or bad welding (the part that joins the kettle bottom with the body) and this kettle seriously disappointed me. When I received it, it had some small scratches (although not so noticeable so it was ok) and that's about it. After 2 days of usage, the water that I boiled in the kettle had a metallic taste, which was strange, so I decided to inspect it again. To my surprise, it was the poor quality welding material that was dissolving into the water that I was drinking. The cleaning cloth that I used to inspect the inside of the kettle was completely grey from the welding material. I bought this kettle with high hopes, now I just have a sad poor made kettle that I can't use.
I don't recommend this kettle to anyone after this purchase.